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FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Sedro-Woolley in Response to Flood Events

Jan 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Contact:
Laura Han
laurah@co.skagit.wa.us
360-416-1309
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opens Disaster Recovery Center in Sedro-Woolley in response to November 13-15, 2021 flood events

Beginning today, FEMA and the Washington State Military Department of Emergency Management Division will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the old Sedro-Woolley Library (802 Ball Street, Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284).

Today, the Center will be open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Beginning on January 21, hours will change to Monday- Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays from noon - 6p.m. There is not currently an end date to DRC operations.

Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Businesses Administration and Washington State agencies will be available to help those impacted by November 2021 flooding.

“While individuals do not need to go to the center to apply for assistance, we encourage those who are seeking help to utilize this service while it’s here,” said Commissioner Peter Browning, who currently serves as Chair of the Board of Commissioners. “The folks staffing the DRC can help make sure you’re accessing every available recovery funding source. They’re experts who are ready to help.”

Residents in Skagit can still apply for FEMA individual assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Residents can apply for Small Business Administration assistance by visiting https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ , calling the customer service center at (800) 659-2955 or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Please note, US SBA also offers some assistance for impacted homeowners and renters.